Spirit of Discovery to Go All-Inclusive

By ,   March 6, 2019 ,   Cruise Industry

The first cruise ship of Saga Cruises to be built to order, the 999-passenger Spirit of Discovery, is due to go all-inclusive from winter 2019, a couple of months earlier than planned.

All-inclusive itineraries will now begin with a 14-night Spanish Islands of the Atlantic cruise, which departs from Southampton UK on November 4.

Specialty restaurants, drinks (wine, beer, house spirits, soft drinks), 24-hour room service, Wi-Fi, and gratuities will all be included, as will a chauffeur to/from the cruise port for travelers based within 250 miles (402 kilometers).

Shore excursions will be at an additional cost, though the cruise line will offer complimentary shuttle buses in cruise ports where the town is over 500 yards (0,46 kilometers) from the vessel.

To be officially named in Dover UK on July 5, the new build will feature 540 all-balcony staterooms and suites, with 100 cabins designed for single passengers.

Other features include the main dining room, 2 specialty restaurants, and Britannia Lounge, as well as a pair of swimming pools, a library, a theatre, a spa, and a beauty salon.

Spirit of Discovery cruise ship

Sistership Spirit of Adventure will be all-inclusive when she joins the fleet in August 2020.

This year, Spirit of Discovery will replace Saga Pearl II, while Spirit of Adventure will replace Saga Sapphire in 2020. Saga Pearl 2's final Saga voyage is a 54-day South Africa itinerary.